"How many of you have got wolves in your district? None. None. Not one. They haven't got a damn wolf in their whole district. I'd like to introduce them in your district. If I introduced them in your district, you wouldn't have a homeless problem anymore."By saying this, Young was reportedly attempting to make the point that the Interior Department makes budgetary decisions without considering the states they would affect, CNN reports. The representative thinks gray wolves should be removed from the endangered species list. Therefore, Young criticized his colleagues' efforts to protect them.
The Washington Post sought clarification on the comment, and a spokesperson for Young said his analogy was intended to be "hyperbolic." Young believes the wolves are serious threats to wildlife management.
Young is known for making controversial statements, The Huffington Post says. In October 2014, he made explicit remarks language and said insensitive comments about gay marriage and suicide at a high school. One of the school's students committed suicide just days before Young spoke at the school.